THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - June 2, 2004
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 7, No 22
BBC Four http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/
is devoting much of its prime
time lineup in June to a Celebration of the 1960s. Documentaries,
movies, and selected TV shows from that decade. A Sci-Fi night is
scheduled for Saturday 26 June. A complete schedule has not been
released yet, but it is possible that a Doctor Who episode could air
on that night. Cross your fingers.
Upcoming air dates of the 1996 Doctor Who TV Movie on the Starz!
Encore Movie Pack in the US:
Thursday 3 June 9:30AM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed - Mystery
Thursday 3 June 4:45PM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed - Mystery
Wednesday 9 June 7:30AM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed - Mystery
Wednesday 9 June 3:20PM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed - Mystery
Sunday 13 June 11:45AM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed - Mystery
Friday 18 June 7:45AM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed - Mystery
Friday 18 June 8:45AM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed - MOVIEplex
Friday 18 June 4:50PM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed - Mystery
Friday 18 June 5:50PM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed - MOVIEplex
Friday 18 June 11:10PM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed - Mystery
Late Friday 18 June 12:10AM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed - MOVIEplex
Tuesday 29 June 2:40PM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed - Mystery
The July schedules for the Starz! Channels have come out, and Doctor
Who is not on the lineup for that month. The movie is also not on
the Starz OnDemand service at this time.
KBTC 28 Tacoma / KCKA 15 Centralia, WA will air The Talons Of Weng-
Chiang as a pledge special on Saturday June 12 at 6PM PDT.
American Who and Sci-Fi Overdrive http://www.americanwho.net
on WKKD AM1580 Chicago, IL beginning this weekend. If you're in the
Chicago area and want to hear Doctor Who talk then American Who is
the 4th hour of Sci-Fi Overdrive, airing at 4AM Central Time. Due to
a problem with the overnight delivery service, the May 31 edition of
Sci-Fi Overdrive arrived *after* the broadcast date, so the May 24
edition was repeated. The entire May 31 show is expected to be
available online soon, including the interview with Katy Manning on
American Who. The Katy Manning interview will be encored on the June
7 American Who.
Corrections and updates are always welcome at thisweekindoctorwho-
, TWIDW on AOL IM ,
and thebfe on Yahoo Messenger. Here are the listings:
THE SECOND 40 YEARS:
Doctor: Christopher Eccleston
Rose Tyler: Billie Piper
Written by: Russell T. Davies (8 episodes), Steven Moffatt (2
episodes), Paul Cornell (1 episode), Rob Shearman (1 episode), Mark
Gattiss (1 episode)
Original Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Premieres: 2005 (date TBA)
Total episodes for first series: 13
First broadcaster - BBC One
45 minute episodes
Media Player Stream http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/bbc7_asx.shtml
Real Player Stream http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/bbc7.shtml
"The Ghosts Of N-Space" ep 4 of 6 (archived until 3 June)
"The Ghosts Of N-Space" ep 5 of 6 (archived until 4 June)
"The Ghosts Of N-Space" ep 6 of 6 (archived until 7 June)
The 3rd Doctor and Sarah try to help out the Brigadier when his
great uncle finds ghosts and mafia attacking the family castle.
"The Scream Of The Shalka" - Richard E. Grant is The Doctor in a
fully animated 6 episode story. The Shalka prepare to conquer the
Earth from below. Unfortunately for them, the Doctor is back.
"Real Time" - starring Colin Baker and the Cybermen. 6 episode
illustrated audio tale. The 6th Doctor and Evelyn Smythe research a
temple that has been yanking scientists out of time. The secrets of
the temple threaten the future and past of two species. Viewer
discretion advised for the illustrations of episodes 4 through 6.
Shada returns in June. Date TBA.
American Who http://www.americanwho.net
Monday 5AM EDT (2AM PDT, 10AM BST, 7PM AEST)
Katy Manning is interviewed at United Fan Con 2003. Also, discussion
on Billie Piper as Rose Tyler. Originally scheduled for May 31.
A tribute to Anthony Ainley (1932 - 2004), the Master in the 80s
Doctor Who stories. Paul Vanezis gives his thoughts.
Michael Sheard is the guest.
Sci-Fi Overdrive http://www.scifioverdrive.com
on Business Talk Network http://www.businesstalkradio.net
Late Sun/Early Mon 2-6AM EDT (11PM-3AM PDT, 7-11AM BST, 4-8PM AEST)
Live Stream http://www.warpradio.com/popTuner.asp?id=14085
Hour 1 - Sci-Fi News & Comment (Erich Landstrom back as guest co-
host). Hour 2 - Amanda Hendrix of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory;
Stu Goldman for the Sci-Sky Report. Hour 3 - Arne Starr looks at the
2004 Summer movie season. Hour 4 - Katy Manning and the Billie Piper
News (encore of the "lost" May 31 episode). All 4 hours of the Sci-
Fi Overdrive scheduled for 5/31 will be available online shortly -
for details. Hour 3 of the 5/31
show (Thomas Vitale from Sci-Fi Channel, Eric Reynolds on "The
Complete Peanuts") will be encored on 6/14. WKKD AM1580 Chicago, IL
joins the list of stations.
THE FIRST 40 YEARS:
UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
Saturday 7:05-9AM BST "The Stones Of Blood" movie
Series 16, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Who 1980, or, Romana Discovers Earth. Romana's tracer indicates that
the 3rd segment of the Key To Time is hanging around an ancient
stone circle in England. Also hanging around the circle are two
female archaeologists, a cult, and several very lively rocks.
Sunday 7-8:55AM BST "The Androids Of Tara" movie
Series 16, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The crowned Prince, finance to Princess Strella, is due to become
the new King of Tara. But not if he is dispatched by the evil Count
Reynart first. Romana (a dead ringer for Strella) and the 4th Doctor
(a mysterious man who understands technology without being a
peasant) get involved in the zaniness that ensues.
UKTV Gold + 1
Saturday 8:05-10AM BST "The Stones Of Blood" movie
Sunday 8-9:55AM BST "The Androids Of Tara" movie
French Open Tennis highlights pre-empt Doctor Who until 8 June.
Tuesday 6:04PM "Colony In Space" ep 1 of 6
Wednesday 6:05PM "Colony In Space" ep 2 of 6
Series 8, Episodes 15 through 16. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Jo Grant has never believed that the TARDIS can actually travel
through time and space (odd considering what she saw in The Claws Of
Axos). Her beliefs get redefined when the TARDIS suddenly takes off
with her and the 3rd Doctor on board. Has the Doctor finally fixed
BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
7 Days A Week 1 + 3:30AM EDT (10PM + 12:30AM PDT) - 2 episodes
weekdays, full stories weekends)
Wednesday "Enlightenment" pts 1+2 of 4
Thursday "Enlightenment" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 20, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The Black Guardian's attempts to kill the 5th Doctor are exposed
during a space race. Winner of the race wins the most valued price
in eternity - Enlightenment.
Friday "The King's Demons" pts 1+2 of 2
Series 20, Episodes 21 through 22. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Proclaimed as demons by King John, the 5th Doctor and company find
themselves hated and feared. But King John has his own reasons to
fear - for one thing, he's in two places at once.
Saturday "Warriors Of The Deep" all 4 pts
Series 21, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The Silurians and the Sea Devils team up to get revenge on humanity
for thwarting their efforts to wipe the species out in the 20th
Century. Their tool - a sea base being used for the current world
Sunday "The Awakening" both pts
Series 21, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The search for Tegan's grandfather brings the 5th Doctor and
Turlough to the village of Little Hobcombe. Like most small English
villages on British TV shows - most of the villagers are missing,
more live in fear, and a diabolical mastermind is engaged in a
sinister plot. Unlike most British TV shows - the alien is real.
Monday "Warriors Of The Deep" pts 1+2 of 4
Tuesday "Warriors Of The Deep" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 21, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Peter Davison.
STARZ Movie Channels - Mystery http://www.starz.com
"Doctor Who" 1996 TV Movie
Thursday 9:30AM + 4:45PM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed
Wednesday 9 June 7:30AM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed
The Doctor's efforts to return the Master's remains to Gallifrey
place Earth in jeopardy and himself into a new body (Paul McGann).
NHPTV New Hampshire http://www.nhptv.org
analog 11, 49, 52
digital 11-2 (57-2), 49-2 (48-2), 52-2 (49-2)
Boston DirecTV 11,955
Boston Dish 11,8781
Pre-empted by pledge drive this week and next. Doctor Who returns
June 19 at 11PM.
WYBE Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org
digital 35-1 (34-1)
Philadelphia DirecTV 35,909
Philadelphia Dish 35,8162
Saturday 11PM EDT "The Mark Of The Rani" 4 ep version, pts 3+4
Series 22, Episodes 6a through 6b. Doctor: Colin Baker.
The Rani and the Master must work together to keep the 6th Doctor
from saving the day.
MPT Maryland http://www.mpt.org
analog 22, 67, 31, 28, 62, 36
digital 22-2 (42-2), 67-2 (29-2), 31-2 (44-2), 28-2 (56-2), 28, 54
DC/Hagerstown, Baltimore DirecTV 22,980
Baltimore Dish 22,8736
Late Saturday Mid EDT "Colony In Space" movie
Series 8, Episodes 15 through 20. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
See ABC Australia for details.
WCET Cincinnati, OH http://cetconnect.org
digital 48-2 (34-2)
Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
Pre-empted by pledge drive. Doctor Who returns next week.
WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
digital 9 - not on air
Champaign Dish 12,7407
Saturday 11:40PM CDT "Kinda" pt 2 of 4
Series 19, Episode 10. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The Mara has invaded Tegan's mind, in hopes of forging an alliance
IPTV Iowa http://www.sffn.com/ http://www.iptv.org
analog 11, 12, 21, 24, 27, 32, 32, 36, 36
digital 11 (50), 45, 25, 18, 28, 33, 35, 35, 34 - not on air
Des Moines DirecTV 11,474
Des Moines Dish 11,9116
Cedar Rapids Dish 12,9161
Omaha Dish 32,9146
Sioux City Dish 27,7195
Quad Cities Dish 36,7607 (not yet available)
Saturday 11:35PM CDT "Destiny Of The Daleks" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 17, Episodes 3 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The Daleks and the Movellans fight for control of Davros to
determine the outcome of their war. But no one has asked Davros his
KBDI Denver, CO http://www.kbdi.org
digital 12-1 (38-1)
Denver DirecTV 12,910
Denver Dish 12,8211
Pre-empted by pledge drive.
KUED/KUEW-DT/KUES-DT Salt Lake City/St. George/Richfield, UT
digital 7-1 (42-1), 18-1 (18-1), 19-1 (19-1)
Salt Lake City DirecTV 7,982
Salt Lake City Dish 7,8536
Saturday 11:30PM MDT "Mawdryn Undead" pt 4 of 4
Series 20, Episode 12. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The Black Guardian and the 5th Doctor are on the same page about one
matter - the Brigadier from 1983 must not be allowed to meet himself
KBTC/KCKA Tacoma/Centralia, WA http://www.kbtc.org
digital 28-1 (27-1), 15-1 (19-1)
Seattle DirecTV 28,910
Seattle Dish 28,8620
Saturday 7PM + 12:30AM PDT "Spearhead From Space" eps 3+4 of 4
Series 7, Episodes 3 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
The 3rd Doctor and U*N*I*T work to stop the Nestene Intelligence
from using its Autons to take control of the UK.
Next week - The Talons Of Weng-Chiang airs as a pledge marathon from
6 to 10PM.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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